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Old 07-20-2011, 11:31 AM   #1
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Default Dev Chat Highlights, July 20: Paragon Rewards

Cannot Ustream in HD mode from SDCC, alas.

SDCC's dedication connection for NCSoft cannot handle flavor of this magnitude.

We're introduced to Katie, one of the NC Soft Booth Managers.

The usual Atlas Park music is gone, replaced with new Atlas music. Hint hint, I think.

Black Pebble is going to be talking to us about the Paragon Rewards Program.

Forklifts and construction noises abound!

Construction Tangent!

We're shown the CoH part of the booth. The flatscreens have what looks like the costume creator.

Black Pebble is wearing a new CoH show shirt.

Recapping of other events taking place from Paragon at SDCC.

Second Measure has just barely escaped shirt shorting duty and requests this take as long as possible.

Tangent: First cosplayer: Luchador waving money

Stream freezes because Zwill didn't show the luchadore.

Anti-Matter has frozen time.

Black Pebble has likely murdered everyone at SDCC because Zwill showed him on air.

Or possibly the Luchador hit a Tope con Hilo on the booth. Or maybe a Flying Jalape˝o

Maybe the luchadore was just a distraction, and a troop of minis came out of a forklift and attacked?

Voice over PA regarding power outage.

A tech guy, Jason, who is obviously The One, states that something knocked power out on the entire West side of the building. He likely had to fight Agent Smith in order to restore said power.

They have to restart AGAIN!

Zwill cannot convince Karen, the other booth manager, to appear on camera.

Zwill blames it on Ninjas. In order to defeat the ninjas, the luchadore destroyed half the building.

Tangent: background makes them feel like they're on one of those Hollywood shows.

Tangent: People are ALREADY lining up for panels.

Don't ask a Vahzilok "Who are you wearing?"

We're being offered something completely new, and insured Zwill's clothing will stay on.

Tangent: Con Plague/Rot/Crud/Cooties/PAX Pox.

Zwill banishes Second Measure to shirt sorting duty.

Three werewolf moon shirts! Being given away at booth and meet and greet.

Also: brand new posters!

We're getting a version of the presentation they gave the focus group.

Black Pebble appears.

Tangent: The PA system.

BP'S new shirt: based on the Freedom Stateman vs. Giant Robot graphic.

Black Pebble is a humorless, soulless marketing robot, that does not tell stories.

Tangent: McDonalds food: Nuremburger: two sausages on a bun.

Tangent: The PA system, again.









Vet rewards are unintuitive to claim with using the badge system, so they wanted to improve on the system.







Is not QUITE an in-game currency.





IO booster is like combining two SO's into one, but for IO's. Increases the stats slightly.

Tangent: Noisy Guild Wars guys. Zwill challenges them to a dance fight.



Existing Vet reward badges will still be earned by unlocking different rewards and tiers. There is a new badge for every year of subscription, one for completing the tutorial. They are not SELLING them. Technically. It's a free to buy badge that teaches how to use the Paragon Market.

Chat: Posi believes you can go past the current IO max level.

The thermometer thing on the side tracks the amount of reward tokens you earned.

It's not a tree. It's a Paragon Points Bush. Not a Shrubbery.



Most Tier benefits are if you're a VIP player, not a Premium. But some will be there for Premium.

Tier 1's 50 paragon points are apparently used in the tutorial.

There is an error on that slide, and they're muting to discuss it. They'll talk about Tier 1-3 later.





Going Rogue enhancements are for each new character.



IF you have all the rewards, you can use your tokens to get consumables every month.

Zwill: "So you're saying that I can have Statesline... er... Statemen..."

Black Pebble: (Terrible soulless laughing)

If you are a Tier 9 VIP player a bonus 150 points per month. Total of 550 points for free.



They don't flap, they swim.







Armor comes with new weapon customization options.

Video is shown.

They have angered the Ustream gods. We've lost video, but still have audio. Zwill restarts, condemning those of us without Adblock to Fabio.



IO booster is permanent effect.



Tangent: World's Largest Tape in background.





The stream dies again.

Positron-1: N/3+((N/3)/4)= Paragon Reward Tokens at launch (N is your number of months on your highest vet badge)

Chat is seemingly over, Posi will continue to answer questions in chat.

They're having technical difficulties. OR possibly technico difficulties due to Luchador attack.

Yes, you can indeed get to tier 9 by buying a huge load of points.

1:47 Zortel-1: Positron, it mentioned you get 1 Reward Token for every 1,200 points purchased. Does that take into account the Bonus Points for larger purchases mentioned?

1:47 Positron-1: I am not sure, Zor, so I'm not going to answer one way ort the other

IO unslotter merely removes the IO, it does not allow you to move the slot to another power.

You can buy the 1200 points in smaller increments, you don't have to get them all at once.

Chat tangent: Confusion between Beastyle and Positron over the status of the chat.

The cost for the points is $15 per token. A player can essentially "buy up" the months they missed in order to get to higher tiers.

The video portion of chat is officially over. The dev chat team have been summoned to the Alienware park to help set up.

There will be further video chats on Friday and Saturday.

Premium players unlock being able to play AE arcs and being able to make AE arcs separately.
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Old 07-20-2011, 11:36 AM   #2
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Default Re: Dev Chat Highlights, July 20: Paragon Rewards

*******. God bless you for your transcription work.
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Old 07-20-2011, 11:38 AM   #3
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Default Re: Dev Chat Highlights, July 20: Paragon Rewards

I'm still sorta confused what tier I'll be at when this goes live >.<
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Old 07-20-2011, 11:39 AM   #4
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Default Re: Dev Chat Highlights, July 20: Paragon Rewards

Count on the tier thingy. You get Number of Vet Badges + (Number of Vet Badges/4) tokens.
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Old 07-20-2011, 11:42 AM   #5
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Count on the tier thingy. You get Number of Vet Badges + (Number of Vet Badges/4) tokens.
o.o Still slow, my fault not yours. *facepalms*
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Old 07-20-2011, 11:44 AM   #6
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The stills really don't do justice for the coolness of the flowing energy wings.
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Old 07-20-2011, 11:45 AM   #7
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Just...wow. I love...um...the part where... Yeah.

Okay, maybe I'm missing something horrible here, but I'm okay with all of this. And hey look, the Dual Inspirations from 2009 are here, too. Were they always a part of this? Has this been in progress since then?
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Old 07-20-2011, 11:50 AM   #8
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Default Re: Dev Chat Highlights, July 20: Paragon Rewards

... okay. I really... really... really... really did not expect an unslotting reward.
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Old 07-20-2011, 11:56 AM   #9
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Default Re: Dev Chat Highlights, July 20: Paragon Rewards

all of this definitely sounds a LOT better than the current vet system

im guessing as a 5 year vet i should have around 15-20 of the rewards points when this is released
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Old 07-20-2011, 11:58 AM   #10
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Default Re: Dev Chat Highlights, July 20: Paragon Rewards

What would a 2 year vet have? My head is wonky in calculating that stuff.
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Old 07-20-2011, 11:59 AM   #11
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Default Re: Dev Chat Highlights, July 20: Paragon Rewards

So is this just a run-down of how Vet rewards will work in Freedom, or is this a preview of how the whole market will work?
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Old 07-20-2011, 12:00 PM   #12
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So is this just a run-down of how Vet rewards will work in Freedom, or is this a preview of how the whole market will work?
This is just the vet rewards. However, one component of the vet rewards is extra cash to spend in the market.
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Old 07-20-2011, 12:03 PM   #13
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Default Re: Dev Chat Highlights, July 20: Paragon Rewards

Also... The IO Booster power will (if I got this right) increase the effectiveness of any IO Enhancement it is attached to by x5.

So, if you hook it up to an IO Damage it will increase the bonus of that IO by a factor of five.

Black Pebble said that if the Booster was attached to a specific function IO such as the Luck of the Gambler speed increase, it would treat it as though the character had two such enhancements slotted instead of just one.

Also, Positron confirmed that these boosters are PERMANENT. They are NOT like inspirations to just give you a short-term increase.

He was unable to confirm if there is a maximum number of boosters you can use or how many such a number would be.
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Old 07-20-2011, 12:05 PM   #14
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This is just the vet rewards. However, one component of the vet rewards is extra cash to spend in the market.
Thanks.

This is a lot to process...
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Old 07-20-2011, 12:06 PM   #15
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Default Re: Dev Chat Highlights, July 20: Paragon Rewards

Oh, another new nifty item that will be available through your Paragon Rewards will be new Inspirations.

There will be two new types.

The first will be a Dual Inspiration which will affect two attributes at the same time (for example: accuracy and damage or defense and resistance, etc)

The other will be a Team Inspiration which apparently work like normal inspirations but the bonus applies to the entire team and not just the person popping it.
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Old 07-20-2011, 12:06 PM   #16
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Woooohoooooo!

Also, thanks for the transcription.
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Old 07-20-2011, 12:08 PM   #17
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Also... The IO Booster power will (if I got this right) increase the effectiveness of any IO Enhancement it is attached to by x5.
I'm not sure about that, I think the x5 means you will get 5 of them. And from what they said, I understood it to mean that the booster will increase the level of the enhancement by 1 (like when we combine two regular enhancements).

EDIT: though it does seem unclear and I could very well be mistaken.
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So is this just a run-down of how Vet rewards will work in Freedom, or is this a preview of how the whole market will work?
Looks like just Vet Rewards.


And it looks like an interesting update to the system.
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Old 07-20-2011, 12:13 PM   #19
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What would a 2 year vet have? My head is wonky in calculating that stuff.
24/3 = 8
(24/3)/4= 2
8 + 2 = 10

Looking at the chart that will put you past Tier 4 and well into Tier 5.

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I'm not sure about that, I think the x5 means you will get 5 of them. And from what they said, I understood it to mean that the booster will increase the level of the enhancement by 1 (like when we combine two regular enhancements).

EDIT: though it does seem unclear and I could very well be mistaken.
Looking at the screenshots and comparing things, it means you get 5 of them.
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24/3 = 6
(24/3)/4= 6
6 + 2 = 8

Looking at the chart that will put you past Tier 4 with no tokens in Tier 5.
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